The Daily Mail is reporting that former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has sued two management companies, HEC Enterprises and Deep Purple (Overseas), claiming that he got underpaid in recent years for co-writing such songs as "Smoke On The Water", "Black Night" and "Highway Star" and that he is owed £750,000.
Deep Purple will soon release not one but two separate live albums. From The Setting Sun... (In Wacken) and ...To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo) on 2CD+DVD, DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance) and 3LP gatefold on August 28th via earMUSIC. From The Setting Sun... (In Wacken) has been filmed by nine HD cameras at Wacken Open Air festival 2013. For the first time in Deep Purple's history, the band will release a 3D version of their performance on Blu-ray, filmed at Wacken. ...To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo) has been filmed by twelve HD cameras at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo in April 2014.
On April 3rd, 1975 the Mk III line-up of Deep Purple — guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, frontman David Coverdale, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, keyboard player Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice — performed at the Liebenauer ice rink, located on the outskirts of mountain-cradled Graz, Austria's second largest city after Vienna. Previously unreleased in its entirety, Graz 1975 will now be released in North America on September 23rd on earMUSIC. A trailer for Graz 1975 can be seen below.
Eagle Rock Entertainment has set an October 20th release date for Deep Purple's Live In Verona forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray. Filmed in the spectacular surroundings of the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheater originally built in 30 AD, this concert from the summer of 2011 sees Deep Purple joined on stage by the German Neue Philarmonic Orchestra for performances of all the band's classic tracks. Check out a performance clip of the song "Space Truckin'" from Live In Verona below to see what you can expect.
The forthcoming Perfect Strangers Live DVD features a show that was filmed in Melbourne, Australia in 1984 and the only full length concert film of Deep Purple - Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice, at this time. Eagle Rock has now released a clip of the band performing "Black Night" taken from the imminent DVD set for release tomorrow. You can watch it here.
On October 14th, Eagle Rock will release Perfect Strangers Live which features a show that was filmed in Melbourne, Australia in 1984 and the only full length concert film of Deep Purple - Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice, at this time. The label has now released a clip of the band performing "Perfect Strangers" taken from the forthcoming DVD. You can watch it below.
1984 saw the long-awaited reunion of the classic Deep Purple Mark II line-up of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. It was the first time they had worked together since 1973. They recorded a brand new studio album, Perfect Strangers and headed out on tour. This show was filmed in Melbourne, Australia and is the only full length concert film of the band at this time. The Perfect Strangers Live DVD is due out on October 14th via Eagle Rock.
Deep Purple's new video for the song ''Vincent Price'', their first video clip in over 20 years, shows their humorous side with a black-and-white horror film homage and has just premiered online. You can view it below. ''Vincent Price'' is taken from the group's latest album NOW What?! which came out in April.
After some suspense, the cover artwork and tracklist of the upcoming album of legendary hard rockers Deep Purple have finally been announced and can be seen below. Now What?! is due to be released on April 26th and was produced by Bob Ezrin. For more details about the upcoming album, click here.
After some teasers, Deep Purple have finally revealed a new song from their upcoming new album Now What?!. You can listen to the British hard rockers new single "All The Time In The World" on the lyric video below. The single "All The Time in The World" will be released on March 29th.
After teasing the release, hard rock legends Deep Purple revealed via their official website the new album title and more details about it. The new album due to be released on April 26th will be entitled Now What?!. After various songwriting sessions in Europe, the band recorded and mixed the album in Nashville with producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss).
Hard rock legends Deep Purple have released another teaser for the band's yet untitled upcoming album due to be released in April 2013 via earMUSIC, and you can get another glimpse at the new album on the video below.
Legendary hard rock/heavy metal pioneers Deep Purple released a teaser, which can now be seen below, for the band's upcoming album due to be out in stores in April via earMUSIC. The album release dates were also revealed. More information about the album can be found here although the album title is still under wraps.
Ian Gillan, singer of the legendary hard rockers Deep Purple, spoke exclusively to Classic Rock Magazine, and revealed that the new Deep Purple album, due to be released in April 2013, will feature 13 tracks including "Out Of Hand", "Hell To Pay", "Weirdistan", "Uncommon Man", and "Above And Beyond". The latter song references the band's founding member Jon Lord, who passed away this year, in the lyric: 'Souls having touched are forever entwined.'